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Spirituality Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Marc Oromaner, Contributor Waking Times Ah, the enlightened life! A life where the superficial trappings of the material world have lost their luster. Where greasy, fried, and fatty foods are no longer tempting. Where meditation, sharing, and an appreciation of the beauty of nature provide all the fulfillment one needs for true happiness. And yet,

10 Questions About the Pineal Gland That Add to the Mystery of Spirituality

Buck Rogers, Staff Writer Waking Times The  pine cone shaped, pea-sized pineal gland, located in the center of the human brain, is an organ of tremendous interest these days. To many spiritual seekers it is the ‘seat of the soul‘ and the ‘third eye,’ the anatomical part of the human body that acts as our

Introverts & Spirituality

Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest Waking Times Why do introverts tend to be highly spiritual? Society dictates that we follow specific images projected by the main stream media, so why do introverts tend to rebel from these stereotypes? Introverts tend to look within for answers versus having the need for societal approval.  Often, extroverts will

Spirituality & Social Change

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times  Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. -Kahlil Gibran Looking Back As I sit around watching my grey hair turn whiter, I keep seeing the same social and political problems occurring

Everyday Spirituality – Life as Prayer

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times There is growing interest and dialog concerning differences between traditional religious teaching and a form of spiritual practice termed: everyday spirituality or spirituality of the market place. Surprisingly, the usefulness of spiritual practice in everyday life is an ancient teaching, and lies at the heart of human development systems

Healthy Spirituality vs Broken Spirits, Broken Hearts and Shattered Egos

Tracy Kolenchuk, Guest Waking Times A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22. How big is the difference between a broken heart, a broken spirit and a crushed ego? From the health perspective – what is ‘Spirit’? What is spirituality? How can we recognize or measure the healthiness

The Spirituality of Space Clearing

Trinity Bourne, Openhand Contributor Waking Times There is a divine haven of peace and harmony within us all somewhere – even though it may, at times, be difficult to find. It’s possible to tune into it wherever we are, whatever the circumstances, although we can make it much easier for ourselves if we create a

Sex and Spirituality

Julian Rose, Contributor Waking Times Now then – sex and the spirit! The verb sense: sex as an act, primarily of procreation. The noun sense: sex as that which is duality: male and female. Duality which is the essence of movement. Movement which is everything. Is that a fair start? Spirit: the essence of essence.

Responsible Spirituality – Standing in the Dark and Seeing the Light

Chris Renzo, Guest Writer Waking Times To not recognize the darkest aspects of our way of life disables us from being the greatness that we are. To claim we are wise and spiritual without acknowledging the darkest aspects of who we are is superficial. This does not mean we should dwell in the darkness. Rather

Science & Spirituality

Frank Huguenard, Staff Writer Waking Times  In modern times, attempts are often made to use the modern scientific method to infer or prove the existence of a spiritual dimension. Electrodes are attached to mediator’s head, psychics and remote viewers are tested for accuracy and consistency, and the results of intentions and prayers are statistically measured

The Understanding of Spirituality

Belsebuub, Guest Writer Waking Times Lots of people search for something spiritual in one way or another, but the term “spiritual” is broad and encompasses a wide range of activities, and can sometimes be elusive. Spirituality often remains as an interest or a belief, but to reach further means practicing spiritual exercises seriously. If you

Spirituality? Is That Like Religion?

Amara Rose, Guest Writer Waking Times When I moved to California in 1981, spiritual exploration was still in my future. I had my first astrological reading that year, and the astrologer, who twelve years later would provide a reading that helped redirect the course of my life during my awakening, referred several times to “spirituality.”

Commercialized Spirituality – It’s a Business, Not The Real Thing

Belsebuub, Guest Writer Waking Times Spirituality is big business, it’s a multi-million dollar industry. A lot of what passes for spirituality today is actually a commercial venture of one kind or another. It should be seen for what it is – business, and not serious, genuine spiritual knowledge. Commerce and spirituality have different values. Spirituality

Shamanism and Spirituality

Konstantin Eriksen, Guest Writer Waking Times Man is a spiritual creature, always searching for meaning. But for many people in the so-called “western world,” there is a feeling of disenchantment with the world as it is: Wake up, do your job, get a mortgage, buy a house, pay your taxes and eagerly await the weekend. Perhaps you’re

The Spirituality of Pets

Aluna Michaels – Animals resonate with us in a deep way that few humans can. This is due to the fact that animals do not have an ego. They don’t have “stuff” in the way of their love and their connection with the Divine.

Is Spirituality Opportunistic?

Spiritual growth is the very purpose of life. Thus, the spiritual viewpoint makes it possible to use everything that we do, and everything that happens to us in life, for moving towards the goal of life. To illustrate this point, let us take three major aspects of life — the work that we do, the people in our lives, and the happenings in our lives.

The Answer to Existential Questions – Merging Science and Spirituality

Everything is inherently made of light in different frequencies, and this does not exclude solidity. Just as light can manifest itself in a frequency range that is visible to our senses, it can also manifest itself in a frequency range that is touchable to our senses. It doesn’t mean that the objects we experience are solid by nature; it only means that our brain interprets them as solid.

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